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Bleach is the worst damage, but it's not really a stain.
I'd say...petroleum based sealants are some of the most difficult to remove. anything that works into the fabric and is also oily...just tough to remove without damaging the material.
My speech is not parsing. I am speaking in ellipsis.
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FrostByte wrote:Pit stains.
Actually, pit stains can be removed! I have a very nice button up shirt that's 14 years old. I love it and it means a lot to me. But, over the years of hard, layered, sweaty wear, it accumulated a yellow ring in the armpits and a permanent vague scent of b.o. there. I whined to my mother about this and she laughed and ordered me to bring the shirt over. She taught me to: wet the affected area; create a thick paste of oxyclean and water; coat the affected area, inside and out, with the oxyclean paste; let sit for at least 10 hours, then throw into the washing machine and wash like normal. And, omgwtfbbq, it was like a brand new shirt!
I have learned so many stain solutions from my mother (i.e. I watch her while she does it for me); she is a stain-removing goddess. She gets ink stains out with hairspray. Blood out with hydrogen peroxide and cold water. She got an 8 yr old red wine stain out of a camel skirt with... actually, I have no idea, I think that one was magic. She can remove pretty much anything so long as it hasn't been through a dryer or hot wash--heat sets the stain. Note from goldenthorn's mother: never put your good clothing in the dryer--only hang dry!--and wash everything on cold water settings.
I was made to love magic, all its wonder to know.
But you all lost that magic, many many years ago.
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Bananas are a decent pain to get out.